Cooking: Please soak this rice for at least 12 hours before cooking. If it is cooked in a pressure cooker, then leave for 6 to 8 whistles. Please make sure that the cooker has enough water. Soaking water should be pure water and not salty water. Mixing: Please do not mix red rice varieties with black rice varieties. Red rice should be mixed with other red rice varieties and black rice should be mixed with other black rice varieties. If one would like to mix white rice with colored rice, please mix in the ratio of 1/3 as white rice and 2/3 as colored rice. Lab test: B&B Organics procure their products from certified farmers, B&B Organics periodically lab test their organic products to maintain its fine and to prevent contamination. Health benefits (imprecise): the name itself denotes that the rice is much useful for bridegrooms. Low carbohydrate and sugar contents than in other white rice make it good rice for diabetic patients. Regular consumption of red rice cures nervous weakness and provides high energy since it induces growth of the body, it is very good for children.
Why is Mappillai Samba Rice – highly nutritious
The origins of its name can be found in Tamil folklore. In the olden days, it is essential for a man to show his bravery through many traditional sports. These sports are conducted to test their physical as well as mental strength. One such game was to lift a heavy rock, in which, the newlywed bridegroom is asked to lift the rock in front of everyone to display his physical power. In order to boost the energy and power of the son-in-law to lift the rock successfully, mother in law wanted to cook and serve rice which is high in nutritional value. Mappillai samba is one such native rice that has got a high nutritional value that will help him to stay focused while lifting the rock as well as gives him the power to lift. Hence, this red thick rice got its name as “Mappillai Samba” and was often cooked and served to newlywed bridegrooms.
- The high fiber content present in the rice eases digestion.
- The vitamin B1 present in the rice aids in healing stomach and mouth ulcers.
- Improves immunity and stamina
- Strengthens muscles and nerves
- Makes the blood flow faster so that our body gets instant energy
- Increases hemoglobin content
- Good for diabetics since it is has a low Glycemic Index.
- Little ones will achieve better growth